Completing registration for a Notes roaming user

You register a Notes® user by using Advanced Notes user registration with the Domino® Administrator. Then you complete registration by specifying the user's roaming server and other details as described in this topic.


  1. From the Domino Administrator, click the People & Groups tab.
  2. From the Servers pane, choose the server to work from.
  3. Select Domino Directories and then click People.
  4. From the Tools pane, click People > Register. Enter the password for the certifier that you are currently using.
  5. From the Basics tab, click Enable roaming for this person and Create a Notes ID for this person to display the roaming fields that you use to register a roaming user.
  6. Enable the Advanced option.
  7. Select the Roaming tab.
  8. Choose one of the following options:
    • Put roaming user files on mail server - Click to store the user's roaming information on the same server used for mail. If you select this option, the roaming server defaults to the user's mail server.
    • Roaming Server - Click to open the Choose Roaming User Files Serverdialog box, where you specify the server that stores the user's roaming information.
    Complete the following fields:
    Table 1. Roaming user registration fields and descriptions
    Field Description
    Personal roaming folder The subdirectory that contains the user's roaming information. By default, this directory is named Roaming.
    Sub-folder format The method used to name roaming subdirectories on the roaming server. This determines the default personal roaming folder for each user.
    Create roaming files in background Choose when you want roaming files to be created. The Create roaming files in background option forces the Administration Process to create the files the next time it runs, and saves time during the user registration process.
    Roaming Replicas Click this button to open the Roaming Files Replica Creations Options dialog box, where you can designate one or more servers on which to create additional replicas of a user's roaming databases. This option only applies to clustered servers.
    Note: For Domino server roaming, roaming replica server(s) can be specified on this form. Roaming replicas are not supported for File server roaming.
    Clean-up option Deletes all of the databases in the user's directory.
    Note: Clean-up only occurs on computers that contain a Notes multi-user install. Clean-up is typically used in a kiosk-style deployment and it is assumed that users who need to retain their data after clean-up have a single user version of the client installed on their primary machine.
    Choose one of the following options:
    • Do not clean-up (default). Roaming user data will never be deleted from the Notes client workstation to which the user roamed.
    • Clean-up periodically. Enables the Clean up every N days field to specify the number of days before roaming user data is deleted from the Notes client workstation.
    • Clean-up at Notes shutdown. Roaming user data will be deleted from the Notes client workstation upon Notes shutdown.
    • Prompt user - The user is prompted on exiting the client as to whether they want to clean up their personal files. If the user chooses Yes, the data directory on that client workstation is deleted. If the user chooses No, the user is prompted as to whether they want to be asked again on that client. If the user chooses No, they are not prompted again. If the user chooses Yes, they are prompted again the next time they exit Notes on that workstation.